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English verb: untangle

1. untangle (contact) release from entanglement of difficulty

SamplesI cannot extricate myself from this task.

Synonymsdisencumber, disentangle, extricate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)disengage, free

2. untangle (contact) become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

SamplesUnravel the thread.

Synonymsunknot, unpick, unravel, unscramble

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)undo

Entaildisunite, divide, part, separate

Antonymsravel, tangle, knot

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